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Harvesting fur, wool or hair (pathway cause)

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Harvesting fur, wool or hair (pathway cause)

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  • 12 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pathway Cause
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Harvesting fur, wool or hair (pathway cause)
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Harvesting fur, wool or hair (pathway cause)

Species Transported by Cause

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SpeciesNotesLong DistanceLocalReferences
Acanthospermum australe (spiny-bur) Yes
Achyranthes aspera (devil's horsewhip) Yes Yes Lange et al., 2004
Aegilops cylindrica Yes
Artemisia biennis (biennial wormwood)Accidentally shipped in wool exports Yes Stace, 1997
Bassia hyssopifolia (fivehook bassia) Yes
Bunias orientalis (Turkish warty-cabbage) Yes
Centaurea melitensis (Maltese starthistle) Yes Nesom, 2004; Shimwell, 2006
Ceratocephala testiculata (bur buttercup) Yes
Lepidium perfoliatum (clasping pepperweed)Has been accidentally spread as contaminant in wool Yes NDFF, 2016
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)On imported wall Yes Thompson et al., 1987
Microlaena stipoides (meadow rice grass, meadow ricegrass)Uncommon, but has occurred to UK from poss. NZ or Australia in imported wool Yes Biological Records Centre, 2012
Neovison vison (American mink) Yes
Omorgus suberosus (hide beetle) Yes Yes Vaurie, 1962
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat) Yes
Procyon lotor (raccoon) Yes Aliev and Sanderson, 1966
Senecio inaequidens (South African ragwort)Wool import; historic. No indication that accidental transportation with wool is still happening Yes Kuhbier, 1977
Setaria verticillata (bristly foxtail)Possibly Yes Yes
Silybum marianum (variegated thistle) Yes Yes
Sporobolus pyramidalis (giant rat’s tail grass) Yes Yes
Sporobolus pyramidatus (whorled dropseed)wool Yes Weldy et al., 2016
Tapinoma melanocephalum (ghost ant)Observed associated with wool exports in New Zealand Yes Yes Harris et al., 2005
Triumfetta rhomboidea (diamond burbark)Burs can be transported as a contaminant in wool Yes Yes Wells et al., 1986
Ulex europaeus (gorse)In wool Yes Yes Tulang, 1992
Varanus niloticus (Nile monitor)Tanned skin trade Yes Enge et al., 2004
Vulpia myuros (annual fescue)Seeds in wool from sheep grazing on Vulpia infested pastures. Accidental. Yes Yes Wallace, 1997
Xanthium spinosum (bathurst burr) Yes Yes PIER, 2013